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Aiden | 12 hours new

I had the distinct pleasure of being welcomed by this fantastic family to document their little guy’s first hours at the hospital.  He quickly entered this world and now completes this family of five. Meet Aiden James. To book a Birth Space/Fresh 48 Session, contact

Letters to my children | Phoenix Family Photographer

O, You are my snuggle bug.  And also my maniac bug, which is what your Uncle Reid was called when he was little.  You are active and exploring and using your imagination to construct various contraptions.  And then you slow down and snuggle up.  When I’m sitting on the couch, you are right next to… Read More

Letters to my Children | February part 2

E, My poor little muffin- you’ve been sick this past week.  It’s so difficult knowing there was nothing we could do but let your body fight the virus.  It’s a completely helpless feeling.  So when you needed to be held in order to sleep, we held on. O, Your imagination has started to run wild… Read More

The hope of February

A bit of vulnerability and soul-bearing peeking through today. I have to admit, I struggle in January.  I’m bummed that the twinkle lights come down and sometimes the year ahead looks daunting.  I know it’s supposed to be all “let’s start fresh, cleanse the soul, I can do it all!” mentality, but honestly, I tend… Read More

Letters to my children | January 2017

One of my 2017 goals was to take weekly portraits of my children and to write them notes twice a month. I purchased a journal when my son turned one.  I often think of things I want to write in it, but in the daily whirlwind, I do not get around to writing down my… Read More

Day in the Life {August} | Phoenix Family Photographer

So here we are in our new “normal” as a family of four.  I am making attempts to find “balance” amongst the needs of a toddler, the demands of a newborn, the exhaustion that permeates my bones, the daily routine needs, all while trying to embrace the beautiful crazy that life is right now.  When this… Read More

Day in the Life {June} | Phoenix Family Photographer

Parenting is a blur of messes, laughter, tears, exhaustion, joy, and tiny moments that are often lost amidst the chaos.  I know that it’s my daily Instagram Project and my Day in the Life series that keeps these tiny moments from fading into the abyss of my brain.  It’s so awesome to watch my son… Read More

Through the Generations | Gilbert Family Photographer

When this gorgeous mama and I talked about her upcoming session, she commented that she doesn’t have a fancy home.  I reflected that I don’t either, but the reality is that her home is where her children will remember growing up.  It is the place they will hold tight in their hearts after they have… Read More

The more the merrier | Peoria Family Photographer

There is something magical about watching a large family interact.  There are layers upon layers of relationships and love that flow through the rooms, and I am so grateful to have been hired to be the fly on the wall of this family gathering. Five adult children and their families came from four different states… Read More